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  • Philippe Parreno

    Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
    Rua Dom João de Castro, 210
    February 3 - May 1

    Curated by Suzanne Cotter

    With this retrospective, Philippe Parreno returns to Porto, the city in which he created the large Earthwork that appeared as an extraterrestrial landscape in his film C.H.Z. (Continuously Habitable Zones), 2011. Curated by the museum’s own Suzanne Cotter, the exhibition will include major works from almost three decades, including the installation Quasi Objects: Marquee (cluster). Disklavier Piano. My Room is a Fish Bowl, 2014, in which floating fish appear to control an intricate choreography of light and sound. Like many of Parreno’s works, it suggests a synthesis, even a symbiosis, of the organic and artificial realms. Conceived in close dialogue with architect Álvaro Siza’s building, this survey will liberate the viewer from the common belief that the world is neatly divided into two spheres: us humans and things out there. Time to rethink.